Assistant Professor of History Education

Columbus State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, History
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling in Columbus State University’s College of Education and Health Professions invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of History Education. The start date for this position is August 2022.


Responsibilities include: coordinating the undergraduate and graduate programs in History Education; effective teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels (face-to-face, blended, and fully online); designing, implementing, and assessing History Education programs of study; supervising student teachers, interns, and practicum students; engaging in research and scholarly activities, to include mentoring doctoral students; serving on and chairing doctoral dissertation committees; performing service to the program, department, college, and university; working closely with faculty in the Middle and Secondary education fields as well as content faculty in the College of Letters and Sciences; working with and supporting the work of the Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History; and participating actively in History Education professional development and leadership activities.

The successful candidate will perform service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, department, college, and university goals and objectives; foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration; work in continuous improvement of educator preparation and educational research; demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and community of practice; and engage in practices that support the University’s focus on student engagement and active learning.

The selected candidate will be a community role model who fosters an environment of professionalism, scholarship, continuous improvement in History Education program design and delivery, and collaboration with the History Education program design and delivery and collaboration with the Ivey Center for the Cultural Approach to History, university faculty, and public school personnel. Additionally, the candidate will be a strong advocate for the Cultural Approach to History and the History Education programs within the university and community at large. The Department of Teacher Education Leadership and Counseling at Columbus State University prepares candidates to be student-centered teachers who promote engagement and success for all learners.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD considered) in History Education (expertise in both middle and secondary history education preferred) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution; experience and knowledge in education as a middle and/or secondary history teacher (public, U.S. schools preferred), curriculum director, or administrator; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; a record of successful research and publication or strong evidence of potential; a demonstrated record of membership and participation in relevant professional organizations; a record of service and involvement in the profession; and the ability to use technology for synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to bring innovative strategies to our teacher education programs; have evidence of successful teaching at the college level in both traditional and online environments; have middle and secondary grades history certification and teaching experience in U.S. public schools; have expertise and experience with the Cultural Approach to History; have evidence of collaborating with middle and secondary schools/partners in a Professional Development Schools; and have knowledge and experience with NCATE/CAEP accreditation.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Preference will be given to applications received by September 30, 2021 . Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to offer.)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests / Agenda
  • Copy of recent paper presentation or publication
  • Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan G. Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education and Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or email to

Conditions of Employment

Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of Columbus State University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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